African Boys Attacked at Bronx School, Called "Ebola:" Advocacy GroupThree comments from that story:
Monday, Oct 27, 2014 • Updated at 10:53 AM EDT
A group that advocates for Africans in the Bronx is calling for action after it says two brothers who had recently immigrated to the borough from Senegal were beaten and severely injured by several people who called them “Ebola.”
The boys, in sixth and eighth grade, were attacked Friday afternoon at I.S. 318 in Tremont, according to the African Advocacy Council.
The boys, who have been in the U.S. for about a month, were taken to the hospital after the attack.
The group says that the attack is just the latest incidence of disrespect and bullying of Africans since the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.[More]
According to GreatSchools' helpful chart of IS 318's student ethnicity, there is approximately a 1 percent chance that the kids who beat up the African students and called them "Ebola" were white—and in practical terms, none.
Black or Hispanic? It would be interesting to know, but not the kind of thing they want to tell us.